The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 04.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1
9 r* Buddy Hackett visits Iceland By JOSA Paula Ritrovato It was a usual Friday for the "Red- neck Rocker" of the American Forces Radio and Television Station (AFRTS), Keflavik as he talked and played tunes for the radio audience of Naval Station, Keflavik. During songs many listeners call the Rocker (Navy Journalist Second Class Paul Waldrop) to make requests but this call was a little different. "Hi, this is Buddy Hackett and I'd like to come over to your station and visit for a while." Paul Waldrop could not believe the call was for real and responded, "I wish this was Mr. Hackett but it can't be." Buddy then put an Icelandic worker on the phone to verify his existence. J02 Waldrop then started to place the voice as being "a very good imitation of Mr. Hackett or perhaps the real thing." The voice then said, "I'm at the air- port; and, if you get me a ride to your radio station, I'd be happy to talk with you." J02 Waldrop left the station to see if the whole thing was really happening. Reaching the airport, there was Buddy Hackett and his wife, Sherry, waiting for him. After returning from lunch, I heard much hubbub in the AFRTS building that Buddy Hackett had called the station and the Rocker left to bring him over. My skepticism soon left when I turned around and saw Buddy Hackett in the hallway. "It's him; he looks just like he does on Hollywood Squares," I thought. Like most of my coworkers, I was dazed with having a celebrity visit without giving any warning. In quiet groups we stood around and peered at him, saying to ourselves, "That's really him and he's at this station." Buddy looked where Airman Apprentice Karen Mayo and myself were gawking at him and motioned for us to get in the pic- tures with him. Putting an arm around each of us, we smiled as his wife snapped away. Moving to the radio department, Buddy sat in Studio B and started making humorous, off the cuff, promos for all the individual DJs of AFRTS. He then agreed to have J02 Waldrop interview him for a radio show. By now most of the radio, television and newspaper staffs were huddled in or around the studio to listen and watch Buddy in action. COMEDIAN BUDDY HACKETT is interviewed by A1C Marc Streeter of AFTV Channel 4. In starting the interview, Buddy said he and his wife left the states July 10, enroute to Paris on a Con^ corde .iet. They reached Paris so quickly that his wife said it seems they should only be in Cleveland. There he did a show for French or- phans. Harold Robbins, author of "The Betsy", created the effort and Jerry Lewis was also with the show for the orphans. Then Buddy went to Germany to see his daughter who is taking summer col- lege courses at Heidelberg College. She is learning the broadcasting and communications field. Before going home to Los Angeles, they stopped off in Iceland to see what this small and unusual country is like. "I read about the under- ground hot springs, glaciers and continued on page White&Falcon Volume 34, Number 31 Keflavik, Iceland August 4, 1978 Grand openings at Viking CHECKING THE EXPANDED brochure display, Jalthor Jonsson (left) and RM3 Larry Nasekos (right) leaf through tourist pamphlsts. (photo by PH3 Jesse Williams) 4 Several new merchandise lines will highlight the new Navy Exchange Mini-Mart which will have its grand opening today at noon at the Viking Bldg. The Recrea- tion Department Tour Office will also share in the grand opening at the same location The store space, which contains en- larged square footage, will tentatively include car care accessories, records and tapes, greeting cards and panty hose. Combining the former Mini-Mart, Beverage Store and the Viking Retail Store, the new Mini-Mart will feature an expanded delicatessen with salads, breads and pastries in the near future. Shopping carts will be available for patron use at the new Mini-Mart. Three cash register stations will serve cus- tomers . Personalized Services across from the Main Retail Store entrance was also scheduled to open yesterday. Flower and plant arrangements will be offered in more varieties. Slated to reopen yesterday, Toyland is relocated on the second floor at the Navy Exchange complex just inside to the immediate left. Toyland is ex- pecting to receive a larger assortment of hobby crafts in the future. Furni- ture and fabrics will be carried at the Main Retail Store. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commanding Of- ficer Naval Station Keflavik, is sched- uled to cut the ribbon at the noontime ceremonies today at the Mini-Mart and Tour Office. (See related pictures on page 2) Register for school now "LIGHT NIGHTS" performers undertake domestic duties around the hearth. BEFORE OPENING the new Mini-Mart, Mila Bognot assembles and stocks shelving, (photo by PH3 Jesse Williams) Registration for Elementary School students (Kindergarten-six) is still continuing. Any parent who has not registered a child in Elementary School should do so at the Elementary Office Monday through Friday. Bus schedules, school handbooks and classroom assignments for those already registered will be ready for pick-up Thursday and Aug. 11. Parents are re- quested to bring their child's shot re- cord then. HIGH SCHOOL Initial registration for High School students (seven-12) will be held Wednes- day, Thursday and Aug. 11. Parents are requested to come to the High School Office to complete the registration form and pick up a school handbook and a course selection catalog, according to the following schedule: Wednesday—A-H; Thursday—I-R and Aug. 11—S-Z. Parents should assist their student in completing a tentative class sched- ule. High School students will then make their final course selection and have their class schedule finalized during class registration Aug. 25. For further information contact the High School Office at 7008. \

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